Cricket has evolved over the years. With the introduction of T20 leagues, the salary cap and net worth have increased drastically. There was a time when Kapil Dev had a per-day allowance of a mere 200 during the 1983 World Cup. Today his net worth is close to 30 million USD. If we go back to 2008, MS Dhoni was the most expensive player in the inaugural IPL season with a $1.5m salary cap. After 16 years we see that Pat Cummins is the most expensive with a $2.23m salary cap.
The salaries of players in 2023 are at an all-time high. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma earn 7 crore rupees through the central contracts which are in addition to their million-dollar IPL contracts. Cricketers in today’s world earn more than we expect them to as they endorse HiFi brands which yield them plenty.
Let’s look at 10 of the richest cricketers in world cricket at the moment:
10. Rahul Dravid (Net Worth – $40 million)
Former India cricketer Rahul Dravid is hailed as one of the greatest to have ever played for the country. He has a great record for Team India, scoring over 13000 runs in Test cricket, and 10889 ODI runs. Dravid took up the coaching role post-retirement, and did extensive work with the U19 Indian team. He is the head coach of the senior Men’s cricket team currently.